A range of different mushrooms have been used by both the Chinese and Japanese healers for centuries to treat numerous ailments. With shiitake, reishi and maitake mushrooms most frequently referred to, cooked varieties of these mushrooms are known to increase immune system activity.
As such, there is a growing range of mushroom powders and supplementary drinks being promoted for their healing and immune-boosting capacities. Expect to see a mushroom coffee at your favourite cafe very soon.
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